Thursday, January 30, 2014

Breakfast at Tiffany's (Butterfly Swirls??), Flirt and New Soap Packagin...

Here are just  a few more soaps on curing the rack:

Butterfly Swirl Effect

This wasn't exactly the swirl that I planned.  The swirls were supposed to be coming in towards the center from the top corner and opposite bottom corner, but I guess I sort of stumbled onto a new technique.
When placed together, the bars formed a butterfly pattern that I thought was pretty cool.
I did the same circular swirl pattern with my skewer that I've always done.  I think that my new tall skinny mold played a HUGE role in this.  It sort of forced the colors to one side, where in the past with my normal size molds, the swirl stayed in the center of the loaf.  Two other batches done the same day, had this same effect. 

This is really a unique kind of scent.  It blends bakery types with fresh.  Which sounds very weird yet somehow works very well.
"A blend of Maple, sweet Spices, Coconut Pulp and creamy Vanilla accents on a crisp ozonic base of Clean Linen"
"A flirty heart of light florals  kissed with Purple Passion Fruit, sun-ripened Tuscan Grapes and Vanilla musk"
I'm not really a floral kind of girl, but I'm getting there!  They are growing on me.  This soap was a hit last Valentines Day, so I brought it back.  I actually don't mind doing these embeds. They're fun and who can resist sparkly hearts?
In the past, I've always created my own cigar bands, printed them, cut them out, wrapped all the soap bars then shrink wrapped them in plastic soap sleeves or more recently, smell through film.  But since I am, for the most part, a one woman show, it really is becoming a bit much in regards to time. 
So, I've switched to vellum paper and sticker labels.  It took me only a few days to do what normally takes almost 2 weeks.  Customer feedback will determine if I stick with this.  I like it though ;0)


  1. Both soaps are very pretty and your packaging looks elegant. :-)

  2. Your new soaps are gorgeous, Kia! Breakfast at Tiffany's is stunning - the swirl pattern does look like a butterfly when the two bars are put together. And the colors of Flirt are so happy and bright. The sparkly hearts are the perfect touch. I love your new packaging, too!

  3. That flirt soap makes me so happy to look at it - light and bright and pretty and perfect for Valentines.
    I changed my packaging last month from cigar bands and punch out labels to paper and sticky square and round labels, too. To save time but also to protect the soap when it is stored! With the bottoms and tops exposed, sometimes they would get jostled heading to market or to wholesale orders.
    I think mine will sell better at market b/c people will be able to pick up a sample bar and smell it and see it. I'm just waiting to see how the wholesale things works out since they will all be packaged and people can't see what's in it.
    Time will tell.
    But I LOVE your new packaging. Simple. Elegant. Keeps the soap safe.

  4. Beautiful! I especially love the Breakfast at Tiffanys.

  5. Wow! Breakfast at Tiffany's is gorgeous! I love how you go an accidental butterfly. I hope your vellum and labels are well received by your customers because they are just too darn cute!

  6. Gorgeous soaps! Breakfast at Tiffany's is just beautiful, and I love your packaging - sticker labels is an inspired idea!



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